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Fines cut from ordinance following public outcry

The Borough Assembly passed Ordinance #2021-20 during Wednesday's meeting which amended the...

 

Petersburg schools celebrate Veterans Day with parade

Veterans drove by the schools Thursday morning as part of the Veterans Day Parade while students...

 

Elementary and middle schools move to remote learning

Stedman Elementary School and Mitkof Middle school transitioned to remote learning this week due to...

 

COVID-19 case count climbs to 84

The Petersburg Medical Center reported 21 additional cases of COVID-19 Wednesday for a total of 84...

 

Yesterday's News

November 18, 1921 There’s been an almost unbelievable rapid growth of the fox fur farming business in Southeastern Alaska since the first permit...

 

To the Editor

On the mask mandate To The Editor: I wanted to take a minute to share my thoughts on the proposed emergency mask mandate. I believe at this point,...

 

Editorial: No personal accountability

The Petersburg Borough Assembly’s attempt to abate a public health crisis in Petersburg Wednesday night went nowhere. Creating an ordinance to...

 

Guest Commentary

There has been a concentrated effort the past few years to develop a long-term solution to the many problems of our ferry system. The effort has been...

 

Police report

November 9 — Law enforcement assisted EMS with a person with a breathing problem near Lake St. November 10 — A structure fire was reported near...

 

Court report

Nov. 2 – Elizabeth Grace Thomas entered a not guilty plea to charges of taking a sublegal bull moose. Trial was set for Dec. 7. Brayden Irons Hisaw...

 

Icy road causes vehicle rollover

A car rolled into a ditch near 10 mile Mitkof Highway at around 8 a.m. Monday due to ice on the...

 

PMC slammed by COVID-19 spike

COVID-19 cases continue to rise, impacting the Petersburg Medical Center's staff and operations as...

 

School Board accepts FY21 audit

The Petersburg School Board met virtually for its regular meeting on November 9 where members listened to a presentation on the audit for the year...

 

Clausen Museum celebrates Alaska Natives with new display

The Clausen Museum is displaying the profiles of six Alaska Natives to mark November as Native...

 

PIA launches subsistence impact program

The Petersburg Indian Association has started a new program to help tribal households whose...

 

Petersburg remains with Sitka in final redistricting plan

The Alaska Redistricting Board adopted its final proclamation of redistricting November 10, marking...

 

Maestro returns to Petersburg and finds very appreciative audience

A small audience gathered Sunday afternoon, socially distanced in the pews of Petersburg Lutheran...

 

Corroded steel delays Matanuska return by two weeks

WRANGELL — The 58-year-old state ferry Matanuska will spend an additional two weeks in a Ketchikan shipyard so that workers can repair and replace...

 

PHS wrestling battles local competition in Ketchikan

The Petersburg High School wrestling team traveled to Ketchikan last weekend for the Bill Weiss tournament which had students compete in a round...

 

PHS volleyball prepares for regional championships

The Petersburg High School Volleyball team has not had it easy this season, but the students are still persevering and preparing for their biggest...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    November 18, 2021

Port and harbors junks the clunkers

WRANGELL —The port and harbors department is Marie Kondo-ing the boatyard. But when tossing out what doesn’t bring joy consists of 10 derelict...

 

Artifact Archive

You may have seen these anchors around town without knowing exactly what they were used for. In...

 

Obituary: Ben (Claud Benjamin) Bishop, 81

Ben (Claud Benjamin) Bishop, as of November 9, 2021, now rests in peace. He was born in Kelso,... Full story

 

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